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Copd 10, California 5, Jerry Brown 5, Oakland 4, Berkeley 3, Fremont 3, Florida 3, Cbs 3, Brown 2, Obama 2, Nancy Caldwell 2, Charlie D'agata 2, Kate Kelly 2, Sarah Shourd 2, Advair 2, Ramadan 2, London 2, Grandpa 2, San Jose 2, America 2,
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    September 9, 2010
    12:00 - 12:30pm PDT  

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but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. more than a year of being locked away in an iranian prison but today we learn that one of the three hikers from uc- berkeley is coming homing. tehran made the announcement hours ago. simon perez has reaction. >> reporter: allen, of course,
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that news has heartened the families of the three uc- berkeley graduates but there is not much more information than that just one of them will be released on saturday. these are pictures from may when the mothers of sarah shourd, shane bauer and josh fattal were visited. they were hiking in northern iraq last summer when they may have inadvertently crossed into iran. they have been held captive accused of being spies. the release coincides with the end of ramadan fulfilling a custom of clemency. based on past prisoner releases, it's likely sarah shourd will be granted freedom as she is the only woman and has complained of medical problems during captivity. the release is supposed to happen about 9:00 on saturday morning. and allen, we are still waiting to hear exactly which on of the three it will be.
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a long time waiting one year for those three. >> we don't know which one and we don't know what will happen to the other two how long they will be kept? >> reporter: no, no sign of that the all. thoughts that this might have do with the end of ramadan, also a united nations meeting that's coming up when president ahmadinejad is supposed to attend that. no more word except just one on saturday at 9:00 a.m. >> thank you, simon perez in berkeley. muni riders may have to look for other means of transportation as soon as next week. a driver sickout could bring service to a standstill. flyers have been posted around the city calling for drivers and braceletters to call in sick starting on tuesday. -- drivers and operators to call in sick starting tuesday. the union says it's not sanctioned. but drivers are upset about contract changes. >> the mta has basically violated our contract. they just are steam rolling right over everything that we have in our contract. >> things may have been tense,
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but we understand that our operators understand the importance of our system to the city and we believe they are going to do the right thing. >> the contract changes include restrictions on sick leave and overtime pay. there's also a move to charge drivers $80 a month to park their personal cars in the bus yard. and investigators believe it was bad brakes on this dump truck that caused a pile-up in oakland yesterday. the truck was exiting 580 at grand avenue when it smashed into the back of a honda just before rush hour. in all, 13 vehicles got caught in the wreck. and four people were hurt, none seriously. the truck driver is not expected to be cited, either. the new express lane on the 680 freeway set to open in less than two weeks. that's good news. drivers will have the option to pay a toll and speed past traffic in the carpool lane. anne makovec live in fremont with the first look at that new lane. anne. >> reporter: starting september 20th, you are going to see signs that look a lot like this, all along this stretch of highway 680. with the different prices
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you'll have to pay if you want the convenience of driving in the fast lane. the new i-680 express lane will run along a 14-mile stretch of southbound 680 from highway 84 to 237 in alameda and santa clara counties. the existing carpool lane is now being converted. it will be separated from the rest of the interstate with a double yellow line plus a single white line. there will be three entry and exit points along the way. electronic signs will display the price which depends on the traffic. it could be anywhere from 30 cents during noncommute hours to over $10 when it's congested. the average, they say, though, will be between $4 and $6. and there are no tollbooths involved. you have to have a fastrak transponder, which will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a
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management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same as current entry and exit points.
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so might get lost trying to get off or you're not able to get off where you want to. so they want everyone to study up. again, cbs5.com. >> you know, i was with you until the mylar bag thing. then i thought, okay, that's going to drive people crazy. >> reporter: that is unfortunate especially if you forget about it and have to remove it while you're driving. that's a distraction. so a lot of this according to the chp is going to be training drivers to get used to this new way of doing things. >> coming in two weeks. all right, anne makovec in fremont. thanks so much. a proposed connector line between bart and oakland international airport has cleared a key hurdle. yesterday, metropolitan transportation commission committee approved putting $20 million in state funding for that elevated tram. bart says the project would create jobs and the tram would not be subject to traffic delays like the current bus system is. but critics say the three-mile people mover would be a waste of $500,000,000, which is the estimated total cost.
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tensions growing internationally over a florida man's plans for 9/11. what he says he wants before he even considers scrapping his burn the koran day. and what recession? the south bay company that's celebrating its new high-tech campus and adding jobs. and so far, so good. it's looking nice outside. loads of sunshine across the bay area today. and temperatures are warming up. coming up we'll take a look at today's high temperatures and also take a sneak peek at your weekend forecast. ,, 3q
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copd makes it hard for me to breathe. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now, i can join the fun and games with my grandchildren. great news! for people with copd, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can reverse copd, advair is different from most other copd medications because it contains both an anti-inflammatory
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and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help you breathe better. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. i had fun today, grandpa. you and me both. if copd is still making it hard to breathe, ask your doctor if including advair will help improve your lung function for better breathing. get your first full prescription free and save on refills. will call off his plan, to burn copies of the islamic koran this president obama says he hopes that a florida pastor will call off his plan to burn
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copies of the koran this week. "usa today" reports terry jones will consider it if he gets a call from the white house, the state department or the pentagon. charlie d'agata reports the koran-burning plans are already sparking protests around the world. reporter: furious muslim protestors in india set fire to an american flag. they chanted, down with america in response to the plan to burn the koran. it's a scene this man wants to see repeated across the globe. the hard-line former leader of a banned islamist group in britain has called on muslims to make 9/11 burn the stars and stripes day and set fires to american flags outside embassies around the world. >> the americans are really digging their own grave. >> reporter: the american embassy here in london is just one target of those planned demonstrations on saturday.
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the u.s. state department has issued a warning to u.s. embassies around the world to brace for the possibility of a violent anti-american backlash. in paris, a british muslim member of the european parliament urged restraint if the threat to burn the koran is carried out. >> muslims know through this koran burning this man will achieve nothing. >> reporter: muslim countries have called on president obama to forbid the bonfire in florida from happening. on a visit to pakistan, actress angelina jolie said she was appalled by the idea of burning the koran. >> i have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody's religious book. >> reporter: even moderates worry one small bonfire could ignite an inferno of muslim anger across the globe. charlie d'agata, cbs news london. the government can fund stem cell research for now the
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ruling from a federal appeals court. it says the funding continues while it considers the appeal of a lower court ruling. that ruling blocked federal funding for some stem cell research. the silicon valley's newest major tech campus is officially open for business. san jose mayor chuck reed and the mascot of the sharks there on hand to cut ribbon for networking giant brocade's new complex in north san jose. the price tag is $278 million but the complex they say brings together more than 2800 employees scatrd around various offices in the city. brocade actually added 600 workers last year despite the global recession. apple reveals one of its secrets. what they revealed that could open the door to more variety on one of its online stores for you. >> and temperatures are warming up yet again. could it be possible that 90- degree temperatures are moving back into the bay area?
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yeah, it could be. i have that seven-day forecast coming up. ,, ,,,,,,
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with my friends we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things going on in my life and the last thing i want to be thinking about is my dentures. [ charlie ] try super poligrip free. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power
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and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. the comp apple is going public with its rules on programs that can be sold in its app stores what does that mean? the company decided to give guidelines to application developers. for years,age was being criticized for keeping the rule secret. apple has been accused of flip- flopping on which programs are blocked on the iphone and your ipad. apple representatives say the
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guidelines address these complaints. but still gives the company room to decide which apps make the cut and which ones don't. so it should mean that you will see more apps available at the app store, bottom line. >> they have a lot of them, too. >> more than i can load on my phone. >> really? >> yes. >> i saw you playing with that. >> you know, i was checking my email. sorry. it's a commercial break. >> we all do it. as long as you're not using that phone to get weather, that's all i care about. >> well... >> you got to tune in to get the weather. >> okay. i will. >> just go with me. okay. bay bridge looking good. still got a few clouds out in the east bay. but it is going to be a beautiful day. here's a look at what we're expecting for the afternoon. sunshine and a little warmer. temperatures today ranging from the lower to the upper 70s. sunshine for most around the bay with temperatures from the mid-60s to near 70 degrees. and what can you expect along the coast? 58 to 63 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds. and i swear i just saw allen
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skipping behind me -- what is that little red robin hood? mostly clear tonight, focus. part cloudy with low clouds at the bay, fog at the coast. here's a look at our visible satellite. look at that. we have already cleared out along the coastline south of the golden gate. and for much of the area north golden gate, clouds at stinson beach but it will be a nice day. temperatures 74 in san jose, 71 in fremont. 73 in milpitas. 70 degrees in palo alto. 71 in redwood city. and the mid-60s in pacifica and half moon bay. we have adjusted those temperatures up a bit because of more sunshine. mid-70s in danville, 73 in dublin, near 80 degrees today in antioch and brentwood. those temperatures are warmer than yesterday. upper 60s in oakland. 69 in san leandro. and 70 degrees today in hayward. north bay locations, 75 in sonoma, 69 in novato, 69 in san rafael, 68 in mill valley,
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66 degrees in san francisco. seven-day forecast, so here we go. today looking nice. temperatures have warmed up a bit from yesterday. tomorrow will be warmer than today and the weekend is expected to be the warmest day of the past couple of days. it's going to be really nice near 90 inland, lower 70s around the bay and the lower to mid-60s for the coastline. we are on the cusp of the weekend. the art and wine festival taking place in downtown mountain view conditions in the mid-70s. that's not so bad. best buddies challenge roberta is going to be out there carmel, that's a long one. i'm not in that great a shape as she is. so you could always join her for a nice walk or nice run and all goes towards a good cause. >> it's a good weekend. >> i swear -- actually i tripped over a cable. >> thought were you skipping. >> not that coordinated. like a dick van dyke thing. books for 25 cents up to a dollar without leaving school. kate kelly shows us this bookstore is the creation of a
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veteran teacher who has used the idea of change to change thousands of lives. she is this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: for 21 years, nancy caldwell has worked among these classrooms and hallways at franklin elementary school in san jose. and though she retired from teaching this year, she has left an impressive legacy. >> did you find what you wanted? >> reporter: nancy started this student-run bookstore at her school. for 15 years, every week at lunchtime, students can browse and buy lightly-used children's books for just a few quarters. teach in a very low social i don't economic area where parents are paying rent and paying money for food and that's about all they can afford. >> reporter: so when nancy was invited into her students' homes, she saw a need that she could fill. >> i noticed that there were no books in the children's homes. and books are important to learning. >> reporter: nancy first started this bookstore at school after reading an article in parade magazine, where a teacher in new york had created a similar program. >> i thought, well, i could do that, too.
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>> reporter: her second graders named it "the coolest bookstore," and they take care of marketing, the money, and some even try a little diplomacy in monitoring the classroom door. and they have become discerning shoppers. >> the cover and the inside i could read it a little and i like, oh, this is good. >> i love it. >> our children are reading every night. they log in what they're reading at home. they get credit for doing that. >> reporter: teachers marilyn miller and others are take over the job now that nancy retired. >> clearly they love it. it's a big tradition. >> reporter: nancy estimates that thousands of books have found new homes with her students and retirement won't keep her from scouring the local flea markets and garage sales in search of more. >> just seeing how it's made a difference in their lives encourages me more to continue. >> reporter: so for inspiring thousands of young minds to a lifetime of learning, this week's jefferson award in the
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bay area goes to nancy caldwell. kate kelly, cbs 5. >> the coolest bookstore always needs more lightly used books to stock its shelves. if you can help, contact the school using a link on cbs5.com/jeffersonawards. it's in our story about nancy. scared into slowing down. how safety advocates in canada are tricking drivers into safe driving. ,,,,,,,, 3q
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copd makes it hard for me to breathe. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now, i can join the fun and games with my grandchildren. great news! for people with copd, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can reverse copd, advair is different from most other copd medications because it contains both an anti-inflammatory
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and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help you breathe better. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. i had fun today, grandpa. you and me both. if copd is still making it hard to breathe, ask your doctor if including advair will help improve your lung function for better breathing. get your first full prescription free and save on refills. saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise.
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so ask a neighbor about state farm, then call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. today's tip of the day is late variety white nectarines. they come around the fall. it's not fall yet, but it's september and the trees are blossoming, beautiful nectarines. a little bigger and more juice. but the shelf life is shorter. when something is sweet, it has more sugar, which means a shorter shelf life. come over here, let's talk about selecting these. you got buy them right, otherwise they will be mealy. when you buy them, bright all the way around. red, pink, not too much white. a little give to the touch. on the counter at home not in the refrigerator. when they are ready to enjoy, just go like this. they have a nice give. wonderful aroma. and it's like eating a piece of candy it's so sweet. you may even get a cavity.
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i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. you know what? i'm going to try. this hold on a second. hold on. i hate to do this but i gotta because -- okay. mmm! that is so sweet! bye-bye. >> you had to go and do it didn't you? he d he had to. all right. coming up at 5:00, new hope for thousands of americans with an aggressive form of cancer. an experimental drug that seems to be working. as well as a dog stole-right out of a bay area home. how she was reunited with her owners. those stories and more at 5:00 tonight. also tonight on our sister stake, the cw 44/cable 12, you can catch the premier of the new action series nikita. sydnie kohara talked to the show's star maggie cue. >> describe your character. >> oh, uhm, nikita, you know, she's a -- she was a young troubled girl with a pretty dark past. and a not so hopeful future.
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she was taken by this government agency and trained to be a killer, a lead operative. and we start with this series three years after she has gone rogue. and she is determined to take this organization down. the organization that caused her a lot of hurt and a lot of suffering in her life and is continuing to cause that for other girls. >> there is a lot of physical aspects to this role and must take a lot of energy. >> you couldn't have said it better! [ laughter ] >> do you come up with a lot of bruises? >> yes. you know, it's such hard work. i don't even know how to really emphasize what really goes into making an action show. >> the premier is at 9:00 on 44 cable 12... traffic safety group hoping to scare drivers in british columbia. it has painted a 3-d drawing of a little girl who has chased
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her ball into traffic on the we had road in west vancouver. the closer you get, the more you see it. a sign says you're probably in the expecting kids to run into the road. the image will be there for a week but apparently other cities considering doing something similar in their neighborhoods. i'm afraid it's going to bring curious kids out on the street to see what's going on. >> let's hope not. >> all right. that's it for cbs 5 news at noon. our next newscast is at 5:00. and we're always on cbs5.com. * wait for open * [ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days.
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but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record
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was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.